Newton County commissioners have decided expanding an overcrowded judicial center, at a cost of $7 million, should take precedence over most of the other projects approved under the 2011 SPLOST.
Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas' light show began with a wave from Santa Claus' candy cane and master of ceremony Andy Irwin's hand in front of the Historic Covington Courthouse Thursday night. Hundreds enjoyned the lights, carols sung by the Oxford City Singers and horse drawn carrige rides.
All Newton County schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday break from Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29. The Newton County Board of Education building will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school board offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Students will report back to school on Monday, Dec. 2.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Residents and travelers in the Salem Road area will soon begin to a ramped up presence by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat crime rates seen in the area year after year.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
In Georgia, some 60.7 percent of non-custodial parents are consistently current with their child-support payments. However, a new program of the Georgia Department of Human Services is designed to help the other 39.3 percent learn how to better support their children, both financially and emotionally.
Covington will kick off the holiday season and light up the night at tomorrow evening's "Magical Lights of Christmas'' opening ceremony downtown on the square.
Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.
Raheem Jontavis Johnson, 17, 65 Gazebo Drive, Covington, Nov. 4. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer, disrupting public school, fighting in a public place.
A Gainesville woman reportedly chased a teen who tried to steal her iPhone 5 at the Salem Road Walmart Friday.
Confident in dialogue and conduct, James Johnson Jr. echoes his 22-year career in the United States Army.
The City of Social Circle is inviting everyone in the community to band together to give thanks this weekend at the annual community Thanksgiving celebration.
The city of Covington is taking over maintenance of the square, but not much is expected to change.
Some U.S. House Democrats, including Newton County Rep. Hank Johnson, are proposing banning loaded guns in all airports in the aftermath of a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
An attorney for District 4 County Commissioner J.C. Henderson has filed a motion to have the charges of battery against the commissioner dismissed.
For nearly four decades the arrival of spring has meant it was almost time for the annual Covington Lions Chicken Barbecue.
Three people were sent to Atlanta hospitals Friday afternoon following an accident on Ga. Highway 11 and Interstate 20.
On the hunt: Excited Palmer-Stone Elementary kindergarten students crossed the street to the Quad at Oxford College Thursday morning to gather Easter eggs. At the sound of a whistle, the smiling students raced to gather candy- and sometimes money-filled eggs hidden in the grass, trees and plants. Afterwards, the kindergarten classes enjoyed lunch and the beautiful weather before returning to school. Here comes Peter Cottontail: The Easter Bunny himself helped drop thousands of colorful Easter ...
When one of the community's largest non-profit organizations partners with one of the county's largest industries, you know it's a big deal. And 2010's 9th annual Cheerios Challenge figures to be the biggest yet, maybe even topping 1,000 runners and volunteers.
The City of Covington is one step closer to getting its first Walgreens, after the former Shell station on the corner of Elm St. and U.S. Highway 278 had all of its gasoline storage tanks removed this week.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to America's Best Value Inn around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, where the manager reportedly told them the two men who rented room 209 had multiple people inside, violating their verbal contract with him.
Construction numbers throughout 2009 showed that growth in Newton County was falling off a cliff; the Atlanta Regional Commission's 2009 population estimates illustrate just how steep that cliff is.
Terry Godfrey took a fantastic photo of the full moon high in the sky Tuesday night. Submitted by Terry Godfrey The forth and fifth grade classes from Piedmont Academy visited Rock Eagle 4-H Center for an environmental Education Day. The students participated in a Native American class and Herpetology class. The fabulous Environmental Education instructors taught the students about the Native American games, and Wyatt Galloway demonstrated hunting by throwing a spear using an atlatl. ...
A fight between a woman's husband and her brother ended with both men arrested and the female with a busted lip.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriffs Department were called to a home on Russel Braden Road in reference to a family fight but, when they arrived, found a man staring into the trees.
The trial for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett is set to begin the week of April 19 in the courtroom of Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton.
Several local National Guardsmen will be returning home to their families this weekend, just in time for Easter.
Duncan Road, about a half mile from Macedonia Road, will be closed during daylight hours only on April 5. Dixie Road at Big Woods Road also will be closed for repairs during daylight hours only on April 7.
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